Katrina wants to know more about God: “Mama, what does God wear? Does God like to paint? Does God ever cry, Papa?” Her parents’ responses, based on the Psalms, help Katrina to know God in ways that are very real to her.
Poetic text and bright impressionistic illustrations combine beautifully to make this a gentle and affirming picture book that will encourage a child’s exploration of God. Ideal for reading aloud.
“The questions raised are typical of those posed by young children, and the result is a book that presents the concepts in an understandable, concrete way.” ~School Library Journal
“In this lovely picture book, a small child questions her parents about the nature of God with a reassuring simplicity. . . . A graceful, quiet book to share on a lap or with a small group.” ~Booklist
“Carlstrom understands children’s minds and her answers both comfort and stretch those minds.” ~CBA Bookstore Journal
“Deftly juxtaposes an adult metaphysical sensibility against a child’s hands-on approach to spirituality.” ~Publishers Weekly
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Nancy White Carlstrom is the author of more than 50 books for children, including the popular Jesse Bear books (Simon & Schuster) and the best-selling Does God Know How to Tie Shoes? (Eerdmans).
Ms. Carlstrom graduated with a degree in education from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. She taught first and second grade students in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Gloucester, Massachusetts. She was also involved with short-term mission projects in West Africa, the West Indies, and Mexico. The former owner/manager of a bookstore, Nancy White Carlstrom now lives with her family in Seattle, Washington.